It goes with leather, print, knitwear, the lot! Yes, it’s the classic white tee, the failsafe go-to garment for letting other statement pieces shine or for a simple yet timeless look. If there was an award for the most loyal garment in fashion, the white tee would definitely be nominated!
I get a bit tired of hearing some bloggers say that in order to make an impact you need to go for the most daring look. This being tonnes of colour and print and anything alternative to the mainstream. Whilst this works for many, if everybody did this then our fashion world would be a ‘samey’ to say the least. Sometimes the most fashionable girl on the street can be wearing the most simple outfit combination.
The white tee has been knocking around for a loooong long time and many designers have used it as an underlay to define their own brands. Take Henry Holland, Chanel, Celine and Moschino Cheap & Chic for example. Chanel and Celine’s logo t-shirts are a firm favourite with fashionistas. Their simple white cuts with bold black logos are teamed with all manner of clothing, displaying their great versatility. I can’t see them losing any popularity anytime soon.
Then there’s Henry Holland whose slogan t-shirts are what found him fame. A personal favourite of mine is ‘I’ll show you who’s boss Kate Moss’. How ballsy! They’re very reminiscent of the classic ‘Frankie Says Relax’ eighties t-shirt.
And whilst the slogan t-shirts are still going strong, sometimes a plain t-shirt is just what the doctor ordered for an outfit. Just look how amazing Miranda Kerr looks in her white tee and leather short monochrome look. Queen Mollie King of the Saturdays looks effortlessly styled to perfection with her white tee, graphic print skirt and trench, and Lauren Conrad (what is she doing nowadays?) earns herself the title ‘Look Of The Day’ award for her daytime look in LA. For these girls, wearing a white tee looks stylish and also allows them to let their statement pieces for the day shine through.
For some fabulous spring 13 looks, team a white tee with a block-coloured blazer ala Kate Moss. Or style one with sequins (see my previous blog post). Monochrome is also allll over the fashion scene at the moment. Use a slogan tee with a black and white striped pencil skirt to recreate a catwalk-esque look.
Only great minds can afford a simple style.